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15 January 2022                                           A.R.I. DX Bulletin 
                                   No 1602 

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                         ****  DX  INFORMATION  **** 
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

Owing to the ongoing and fluid nature  of the  COVID-19  situation globally, 
announced  activities  might  be  cut short,  postponed,  cancelled  or even 
extended at any time and without notice. 

3B8    - Simon Luttrell (ex-XW0LP) had moved to the Turkish coast of Fethiye 
         [425DXN 1598], but "the cold weather created a lot of problems  for 
         my lungs, and  I had to quickly look for  a new and hot country  to 
         call home", he posted to  eHam.net on  10 January.  He has now left 
         Turkey  and  relocated to  "sunny Mauritius.  I have rented  a nice 
         house  with  a big garden,  and hope  to be on the air  in the next 
         month or so with my 3B8 callsign. Especially, I hope to do some low 
         band DXing". 
5Z     - Ferdy's trip  to Kenya [425DXN 1601]  has been delayed,  and now he 
         expects to be QRV as  5Z4/HB9DSP on 17-31 January.  He will operate 
         SSB and  some FT8 on 20, 15 and 10 metres.  QSL via LoTW  and  home 
         call (bureau preferred). 
6Y     - Neville, G3RFS will be active again as 6Y5FS from  Jamaica (NA-097) 
         starting around 13 January for two months. QSL via LoTW, Club Log's 
         OQRS, or via G4BWP. The logs will be computerised after Nev returns 
         home. [TNX The Daily DX] 
G      - Special event stations  GB1900HA (operated by M0MNE)  and  GB1900HW 
         (operated by M0TKF) will be active between 24 January and 23 Decem- 
         ber for the 1900th anniversary since the beginning of the construc- 
         tion of  Hadrian's Wall  ( https://1900.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/). 
         QSLs via Club Log's OQRS and LoTW. A former defensive fortification 
         which marked  the boundary between  Roman Britannia and unconquered 
         Caledonia to the north, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman archae- 
         ological feature in Britain,  and has been inscripted on the UNESCO 
         World Heritage Site List since 1987. 
I      - II2IDT is the special callsign celebrating the 10th anniversary  of 
         the Italian DXpedition Team.  Look for activity on  160-10m SSB, CW 
         and FT8 on 5-13 February. QSL via I2YSB. A certificate for at least 
         5 QSOs and plaques for the three top scores will be available.  See 
          https://www.qrz.com/db/ii2idt for the details. 
JA     - JI3DST/5, JJ5RBH, JS6RRR/5  and JS6RRR/p  (for FT8)  will be active 
         from Shodo Island (AS-200) between 20 January and 24 February. Look 
         for activity on 80-2m CW, SSB and digital modes. QSL via operator's 
         instructions. [TNX DX World] 
LU     - AMSAT Argentina, LU7AA will celebrate the  32nd anniversary of  the 
         LUSAT (LO-19) satellite on 15-23 January.  Activity on the HF bands 
         will be on SSB, CW and digital modes. More information can be found 
         at http://lu4aao.org/lu7aa/cert_32_aniv_lusat_2022.htm.[TNX LU4AAO] 
PY     - A large team will be active as  PX7B  from the  Pedra da Boca State 
         Park in the Brazilian state of Paraiba on 14-16 January.  They will 
         operate  SSB, CW, FT8 and  via satellite  on  80-6 metres.  QSL via 
         PR7AB (direct and bureau) and LoTW. 
TU     - Petr OK1BOA, Petr OK1FCJ and  David OK6DJ  will be active again  as 
         TU5PCT from the Cote d'Ivoire between 4 and 13 February, with "full 
         operation"  expected on  7-12 February.  They will operate SSB, CW, 
         RTTY and FT8 on 80-6 metres  (160m "if QTH allows").  QSL via LoTW, 
         Club Log's OQRS,  or via OK6DJ.  See https://www.cdxp.cz/  for more 
         information. Updates will be posted to the Czech DXpedition Group's 
         Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1472348776313779/. 
UA     - Special callsigns  R900BL, R900DM, R900DV and R900RO  will be acti- 
         vated from Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast on 17-31 Janu- 
         ary for the  annual commemoration of the end  (27 January 1944)  of 
         the nearly 900-day siege of Leningrad during World War II.  QSL via 
         operator's instructions. 
UA_ant - Alex, UG1A (ex-RD1AV)  will be active again as  RI1ANC  from Vostok 
         Station, Antarctica starting on 13 January until early February. In 
         his spare time he will operate mainly CW.  QSL via Club Log's OQRS, 
         or via RN1ON. 
W      - The Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club, KM1CC  will be active  from  13.30 
         UTC on 18 January until 02.00 UTC on 19 January  to commemorate the 
         119th  anniversary  of the first  transatlantic wireless communica- 
         tion between the  United States and Europe  (18 January 1903).  The 
         message was sent from Marconi's station in  South Wellfleet, Massa- 
         chusetts and received at his station in  Poldhu, England.  Look for 
         activity on  40-10 metres CW  (neither SSB nor digital modes).  QSL 
         via LoTW (preferred), or direct to N1NS. 
YB     - Look for YB1TIA/4 to be joining YB1TDL/4 and YC1RQZ/4 [425DXN 1601] 
         and  be active from  Rakata Island (OC-262) on 15-20 January.  QSLs 
         direct to HA3JB (OQRS on http://www.ha3jb.com/oqrs.html).  Also QRV 
         from the same location  will be  YB1RET/4 (QSL via LoTW),  who will 
         operate SSB on 15-16 January for about 30 hours. 
YB     - YB6ABO/p, YC1BIQ/6, YD0AVE/6 and YE1AR/6 will be active from  Pulau 
         Rondo (OC-245) on  20-27 January.  The island is Indonesia's north- 
         ernmost territory.  They will operate  FT8 as well as CW and SSB on 
         160-10m. QSL YB6ABO/p, YC1BIQ/6 and YD0AVE/6 via N2OO;  QSL YE1AR/6 
         via Club Log's OQRS or via N2OO. 
YB     - Donny, YB0DX (incumbent ORARI Chairman for 2021-26) and Dave, YC5YC 
         (founder & director of https://dxportable.com/,  DXPortable Amateur 
         Radio) will be active as YB0DX/7 (QSL via YB8RW)  and  YC5YC/7 (QSL 
         via EA7FTR) from  Kalimantan,  the Indonesian portion of the island 
         of Borneo (OC-088)  on  23-24 January.  They will operate  SSB  and 
         digital modes on the HF bands. [TNX DX World] 

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                         ****  GOOD TO KNOW ... **** 
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

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B4/BG2CNO: CANCELLED ---> Due to adverse weather and sea conditions, the 13- 
15 January operation  from  Lingshan Island (AS-150) [425DXN 1601]  has been 
cancelled. Hopefully it will be rescheduled at a later date. 

E20AX/P: POSTPONED ---> Due to the  current outbreak caused  by the  Omicron 
variant, the E20AX/p operation from Koh Samet (AS-107), originally scheduled 
for 8-10 January [425DXN 1601], has been postponed to a later date TBA. 

IDXC 2022: CANCELLED ---> The  73rd  International DX Convention,  which was 
due to be held in Visalia on 8-10 April, has been cancelled  "in response to 
to the current covid virus threat".  Those who had hotel reservations should 
contact the hotel as soon as possible to ensure they are cancelled. 

MARCONI CLUB'S QSO PARTY DAY ---> The fourth edition  will be be held on  22 
January from 7 to 18 UTC, on 80, 40 and 20 metres CW.  Complete rules can be 
found on   http://www.ariloano.it/marconiclub/.  ARI Loano Marconi Club  is a 
member of the International CW Council ( https://internationalcwcouncil.org/) 
which "promotes and aids in the retention and growth of  International Morse 
Code  as a  mode  of communication  between  amateur radio  operators". [TNX 
IK1QBT] 

QSL ON75*** ---> The QSL route for the 64 special event stations celebrating 
the  75th anniversary of UBA  (Belgium's national IARU society)  is via Club 
Log's OQRS (direct or bureau). Requests must be sent within 31 March.  Those 
who  do  not use  Club Log  will have to go  direct  to  ON9TT  (Marc Domen, 
Ferdinand Coosemansstraat 32,  2600 Antwerpen,  Belgium),  or  request their 
bureau cards by email to [email protected] ( [email protected] for SWLs).  Active 
until 28 February, the stations are: 
   ON75AAA  ON75BTS  ON75GBN  ON75KTK  ON75MWV  ON75OSA  ON75RCN  ON75TWS   
   ON75ACC  ON75BXE  ON75GBX  ON75LGE  ON75NBT  ON75OSB  ON75REM  ON75UBA   
   ON75ALT  ON75CDZ  ON75GDV  ON75LIR  ON75NNV  ON75OST  ON75RST  ON75WLD   
   ON75ARA  ON75CLR  ON75GNT  ON75LLV  ON75NOK  ON75PHI  ON75RSX  ON75WRA   
   ON75AST  ON75CRD  ON75GTM  ON75LUS  ON75NOL  ON75RAF  ON75SNW  ON75WRC   
   ON75ATH  ON75DIG  ON75HCC  ON75LVN  ON75ODE  ON75RAM  ON75TLS  ON75WTO   
   ON75ATO  ON75DST  ON75IPR  ON75MCL  ON75ONZ  ON75RAT  ON75TRA  ON75YLC   
   ON75BDX  ON75EKO  ON75KSD  ON75MLB  ON75ORA  ON75RCA  ON75TRC  ON75ZTM   
See https://hamlog.online/uba75/ for the  "Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union 
75 Years" award. 

V73NS SOON QRT ---> Neil, V73NS (WD8CRT)  will be going QRT  from  Kwajalein 
OC-028), Marshall Islands "by the end of this month",  The Daily DX reports, 
and will relocate to Alabama, USA. QSL via LoTW or W3HNK. 

+ SILENT KEY + Saifuddahar Shahid, S21A died in Albuquerque, New Mexico on 9 
January, aged 75. A graduate of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and 
Technology, he created Shahidlipi,  the first Bangla keyboard developed  for 
the computer (1985). A founding member and first President of the Bangladesh 
Amateur Radio League (1979),  "after working hard lobbying  and  negotiating 
with  government officials  for more than twelve years",  he and other  BARL 
members eventually succeeded in launching  Amateur Radio in the country.  In 
1992  Saif got  the first licence  issued in Bangladesh, S21A;  seven  years 
later he migrated to the US, where he held the callsign KF6WJZ. 

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                         ******* QSL  ROUTES ******* 
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                          Edited by  I1JQJ & IK1ADH 
                        Direttore Responsabile  I2VGW 

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CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER     CALL        MANAGER 
=================================================================== 
3Z90DZC     SP5DZC      EI90IRTS    EI6AL       OZ50DDXG    OZ1ACB 
4J0SFR      4K4K        ET3AA       N2OO        PA50PKZ     PA2PKZ 
4L1AN       N4GNR       FS4WBS      IZ1MHY      PJ4EVA      M0URX 
4L1BB       EA5GL       GB8KW       G0UKN       PJ4NX       M0URX 
4L9MH       DL8RDS      GX5DX       EB7DX       PY7ZC       HB9OCR 
4O7CC       UA4CC       GX7WAB      GI0AZA      R075F       RN3RQ 
4S7VK       DJ9ZB       HC1M        EC5R        R250SM      RK3VWA 
4U1A        UA4DX       HC1MD/2     K8LJG       R90MMK      R8AR 
5K6RM       HK6RM       HC2GRC      RC5A        RI1ANC      RN1ON 
5R8HK       JH0OXB      HG4I        HA5LN       S79KW       N4GNR 
5W1SA       JA1DXA      HI3SD       EC6DX       S79VU       N4GNR 
5Z4VJ       M0URX       HK1O        EA5KB       SD1A        SM1TDE 
6F6F        EA5GL       HP3AK       W4JS        SN30WOSP    SP2UUU 
7Q7CT       JH1AJT      HS0ZJF      ON4AFU      SN5X        SP5GRM 
7X2TT       EA5GL       HS0ZME      SM6NT       SN7Q        SP7GIQ 
7X3WPL      7X3DL       HZ1DH       A61BK       SO39SYBIR   SP4PZM 
9A302AA     9A2AA       KC4USV      K7MT        SP200IL     SP3POB 
9A652AA     9A2AA       KH2L        W3HNK       SV2RSG/A    SV1RP 
9A655AX     9A5AX       KJ0D/KP2    EB7DX       TF1A        EB7DX 
9K2GR       EA5GL       KP2B        EB7DX       TF3XO       EA5GL 
9V1YC       W5UE        KP2BH       EB7DX       TG9ADM      EA5GL 
A25SL       N4GNR       KP3H        EB7DX       TG9ADQ      VE7BV 
A41MX       EB7DX       LY13LY      LY8O        TG9ADV      EC6DX 
A61Q        EA7FTR      LZ2022HNY   LZ2VP       TG9ANF      VE7BV 
A61QQ       A61BK       LZ22NY      LZ2VP       TG9AOR      EC6DX 
A71CT       EA7FTR      LZ290WA     LZ1KCP      UN2022HNY   RW6HS 
A71RR       EC6DX       MD4K        G3NKC       UO2022HNY   RW6HS 
A71VV       M0OXO       MM0EAX      M0OXO       UP2022HNY   RW6HS 
A92AA       EC6DX       NL7S        N4GNR       UP2022SG    RW6HS 
AP2MS       EA5GL       NP2AR       EB7DX       V31AE       EB7DX 
AU2GSI      EA5GL       NP2J        K8RF        V44RR       EA5ZD 
C31CT       EA3QS       NP2X        KU9C        VK5IR       M0OXO 
C37AC       EA3QS       NP4G        NP3O        VO2AC       VE3FU 
CN8HAN      RW6HS       NP4TX       EB7DX       VP2MDX      W2APF 
CN8SG       EA7FTR      NP4Z        N4AO        VP8/SQ1SGB  EB7DX 
CO2RQ       EC6DX       OA4AI       EA5GL       VP8AWU      K4MZU 
CP4BT       IK2DUW      OD5PY       KU9C        VP9IN       EC6DX 
CX1RL       EA5KB       OD5YA       IZ8CLM      XV9HEU      EA5GL 
CX2CC       EA5KB       OD5ZF       IZ8CLM      YB0AR       EB7DX 
CX5UA       IK2DUW      OD5ZZ       N4GNR       YB0ECT      W2FB 
DP1POL      DL1ZBO      OG70AD      OH3AD       ZF1A        K7ZO 
EA8/IZ2DPX  IK2DUW      OY1OF       M0URX       ZS7ANF      RK1PWA 

4J3DJ      Alexander Y. Frolov, P.O. Box 38, Volgograd, 400066, Russia 
8P9CB      Christopher Billings, PO Box 1383, Shady Cove OR 97539, USA 
DB50AFZ    Enrico Stumpf-Siering, Hinter den Hoefen 4, 27305 Bruchhausen- 
           Vilsen, Germany 
DK050BN    Lothar Huebinger, Im Taubentrank 7, 55452 Windesheim, Germany 
DL60LINDAU Markus Dropmann, Am Durrenbuhl 5, 88161 Lindenberg im Allgau, 
           Germany 
DM60CSJ    Ralf Tauchnitz, Zschettgauer Strasse 1, 04838 Jesewitz, Germany 
E77DX      Boris Knezovic, P.O. Box 59, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina 
FS/F8AAN   David Albert, 13 Chemin de Pey Broustera, 33340 Gaillan en Medoc, 
           France 
FY5KE      Jacques Mazzoni, 678 route de l'Egalite, 74290 Talloires Montmin, 
           France 
K3Y        Straight Key Century Club, C/O Jeremy Downard, 
           511 W. Pottawatamie St., Tecumseh MI 49286, USA 
LG2022WP   Piotr Ludwig, Rudbergveien 8 B, 2340 Loten, Norway 
LX8RTTY    Andre Doffing, 9 Cite Europe, L-3834 Schifflange, Luxembourg 
OZ11A      Leif Nielsen, Stenhoejvej 280, 9900 Frederikshavn, Denmark 
OZ30EU     Svend Erik Kofod, Kanegaardsvej 4, 3700 Roenne, Denmark 
OZ50Q      Allis Andersen, Gyngemose Parkvej 11 2.th., 2860 Soeborg, Denmark 
SV1RP      George K. Vlachopoulos, Panselinou 26, 111 41 Athens, Greece 
V31XX      Bill Kollenbaum, 2446 Belleair Rd, Clearwater FL 33764, USA 
V7/KX4QD   Randall W. Hisle, PSC 701 Box 978, APO AP 96555, USA 
Z36T       Ace Jevremov, Postfach 14, 82378 Peissenberg, Germany 
ZF2OO      Jim Millner, 7010 Gullotti Place, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952, USA 

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